This is a good diary, but needs further analysis.
The Corporate Powers have no intention of sharing power with working class/poor white people, not even those of the male gender.
The Corporate Powers are geniuses at persuading poor/working class white people to vote against their own economic interest. But I don't hold my fellow white poor and working class brethren blameless for this sad state affairs. They allow themselves to led around by that racist/sexist ring which the Corporate Powers have implanted in their collective nose.
Nor do I hold Progressives blameless as they go around (http://www.dailykos.com/...) casually & snidely tossing out terms like Redneck (as if Redneck means Republican), white trash (as if being poor and white equals being Republican), mocking Country music, hunting, stockcar racing (fun, by the way), etc etc & puke in bucket.
The New Deal did not spring full-born from off the top of the Ruling Class head. It was won on the picket line in the great strike waves of the early 30s. 1934, right there in Minneapolis, Teamsters were shot down in the street (WE NEVER FORGET).
The left-center alliance won us the New Deal, a broad coalition. Many working class and poor whites joined that coalition. They were persuaded to join by good old fashioned Union Organizing and the Poor People's Campaign. These organizers shouted SOLIDARITY from the rooftops, their efforts were courageous beyond measure; nothing could stop them, and many died or simply "disappeared."
We need more of that today. Stop bashing poor white people, and start organizing them. Stop this "freeloader" meme and get back to talking Union, Solidarity, Class Unity, & enlightened self-interest.
When Brother Bragg asks:
Who'll defend the workers who cannot organizeWe should all answer: WE WILL!
When the bosses send their lackies out to cheat us?